14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Melbourne — 2 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You've now added Welcome to Travel to your itinerary. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne driving holiday website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Melbourne. October in Melbourne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Hobart.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Museums
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Hobart — 2 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Raptor Refuge, and then walk around Dru Point Bicentennial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally cruise along Convict Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart online travel route planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Hobart, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Sydney — 4 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and visit Darling Harbour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sydney using our trip planner.

You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 2 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brisbane day trip planning app.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Brisbane are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Cairns.
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Cairns — 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris). Spend the 29th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cairns planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in October; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Wildlife Areas · Mountains · Art Museums
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.
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